The City of Tampa will be constructing the New Tampa Boulevard Extension and bridge over I-75 to Commerce Park Boulevard. The City plans to coordinate construction of the New Tampa Boulevard Extension and bridge over I-75 project with Hillsborough County's planned widening of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard from Palm Springs Boulevard to Pebble Creek Blvd. This Segment of Bruce B. Downs is currently scheduled for July 2009; construction duration 1000 calendar days; construction to be completed approximately May 2012.
The purpose of the New Tampa Area Traffic Safety Study is to evaluate the existing conditions on the roadways in the area of the proposed roadway extension and recommend any additional, potential improvements that would enhance the operation and safety of the transportation network after the completion of the proposed extension project construction. The following roadways are included in this study:
New Tampa Boulevard from Meadow Pine Drive to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Commerce Park Boulevard from Tampa Palms Boulevard West to the existing termini
Tampa Palms Boulevard West
Tampa Palms Boulevard East
As a result of this study, several of the recommendations were completed, including a traffic signal at Bruce B. Downs Blvd. at Regents Park Drive South, visibility was improved in several median locations such as New Tampa Blvd., Commerce Park Blvd., and Tampa Palms Boulevard West. Pedestrian features were also enhanced in several locations along New Tampa Boulevard.